Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Bean and Bacon Stew - A Pressure King Pro Recipe

This meal is not the most summery of meals but then again we have not been having much of a summer! But it is an easy meal which is perfect for the busy summer holidays. Who doesn't love a good old one pot meal? I love them, less washing up, full of flavour and super easy and this one is no exception. Plus when made in the Pressure King Pro it is cooked in a fraction of the time!

Beans are a great way to bulk out a meal and helps you to cut down on more expensive ingredients. This recipe is a great meal when you are getting to the month end and money is a bit tight. It is a cheap meal that will make enough for the family plus enough for some leftovers the following day. As well as a cheap way to bulk our a meal they are also a healthy addition. They are full of fibre, protein and iron! With the fresh vegetables you know that you are getting a bowl full of goodness!

This is what I did...


Bean and Bacon Stew

Ingredients

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 red pepper, chopped
75g green beans, chopped
300mls vegetable stock
500g new potatoes, halved and quartered
10 rashers of smoked bacon, fat removed and chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 x 400g tin of three bean salad in water
1 x 395g tin taco mixed beans in a Mexican sauce
1tbsp olive oil

Pressure King Pro Method

1 - Using the stew function fry the onions and red pepper in the olive oil for 5 minutes

2 - Add the bacon and fry for a further 5 minutes

3 - Add the remaining ingredients, mix thoroughly, close the lid and place on the stew mode for 30 minutes

Oven Top Method

1 - Fry the onions and red pepper in a large saute pan for 5 minutes, then add the chopped bacon

2 - Cook for a further 2 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients and bringing to the boil

3 - Once boiling reduce the heat to a minimum and simmer for 40 - 45 minutes or until the potatoes are soft



This was such a tasty meal and one the whole family loved. The smoked bacon adds a real depth of flavour and combined with the spicy flavours from the Mexican beans it really is a warming dish that is perfect all year round!


This is such a versatile dish, you can add or take out any ingredients according to taste. If you do not like smoked bacon just use non smoked. I have told you how to make this meal the quick way but it is also just as tasty when made in a slow cooker. This is even a meal that I think I could make while we are away camping! I am definitely going to have a go.


Enjoy x

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6 comments:

  1. This bean and bacon dish is so healthy and yummy. Thanks for sharing the step by step guide and pictures.

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  2. I LOVE adding beans to meals - as you say it is a great way to make a dish go further and save a few pennies, but also I just love the flavour! This looks a great dish - really hearty and comforting...great for winter...or summer days that feel like winter!! Eb x

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  3. We just love making casserole type of one-pot meals with beans - they're so blinking easy aren't they - especially when the beans are don't need soaking too.
    Angela x

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  4. Oh what a delicious and simple sounding dish this is. I love easy one pot dishes.

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  5. I love a good bean stew. They are always so satisfying to eat..... whatever the weather! x

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  6. Wow, we can also make bacon with beans to? I have never heard about this. Thank you for adding this to my knowledge, I will make them soon.

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